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Of the 36 POA-pertinent bills in Report #4:
1 is out of Committee (chamber #1)
1 is being heard today in Committee (chamber #1)
5 have been heard and are pending in Committee (chamber #1)
23 have been assigned to Committees (chamber #1)
6 are waiting to be assigned to Committees (chamber #1)
to Report #4. It's so artfully camouflaged, I failed to spot HB 1470 as a change of residential FORECLOSURE law. Whoa!! And it's not in the Property Code with the other foreclosure laws. Whoa!! More than a few brain cells died figuring out the affects of HB 1470. Read about it on Page 3 of 12 of my Report #4. Thanks to Ft. Worth attorney Cecil Thomas for alerting me to HB 1470.
OMNIBUS POA Bills are
waiting for Committee assignments in their chambers of origin. Collectively, the bills comprise 12 law changes.
by Watson is not in Report #4. I hyperventilated for days
about a missing comma in SB 408 that could have made "governmental bodies" out of POAs that perform government-type services, such as mowing rights-of-way. Watching the archived video of the Senate committee hearing I found solace in Sen. Watson's testimony that services by a private entity had to be done with public funds. There was a lot of testimony against the bill - unrelated to my concern. The sentence that worried me was substantially reworded in a floor amendment when SB 408 passed the Senate. Thanks to Austin attorney Rick Meyer's
fit Law and Policy blog
for making me aware of SB 408